Articles tagged “Willie Walsh”

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

When British Airways parent company IAG announced the order of Boeing 737 Maxes at the Paris Air Show last month, many saw it as a decision motivated by cost and fleet diversification. It turns out, CEO Willie Walsh was unimpressed with Airbus, too.

5 months ago

Why British Airways’ Parent Company Is Betting on Boeing 737 Max

Why British Airways’ Parent Company Is Betting on Boeing 737 Max

Julie Johnsson, Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A lot of airline executives say they have confidence in the Boeing 737 Max. But only International Airlines Group CEO Willie Walsh has backed it up by saying he intends to buy 200 of them.

6 months ago

Boeing 737 Max Gets a Lift With 200-Jet Order From British Airways Parent IAG

Boeing 737 Max Gets a Lift With 200-Jet Order From British Airways Parent IAG

Brian Sumers, Skift

International Airlines CEO Willie Walsh likes a good deal. We're guessing he found one here. Clearly he's betting travelers have short memories.

6 months ago

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite playing a key role in European airline consolidation over the last few years, it seems IAG's arch dealmaker Willie Walsh is now happy to sit back and let others fight it out.

7 months ago

Rebuffed British Airways Parent Still Interested in Buying Norwegian Air

Rebuffed British Airways Parent Still Interested in Buying Norwegian Air

Bloomberg, Benjamin Katz

A lot of airline company CEOs are boring. Not International Airlines Group chief Willie Walsh. He tells it like it is, as does Alex Cruz, who leads British Airways, a member of the group.

1 year ago

British Airways’ Owner Thinks Strategically as It Mulls Buying Norwegian Air

British Airways’ Owner Thinks Strategically as It Mulls Buying Norwegian Air

Chris Hughes, Bloomberg

International Airlines Group eventually may acquire Norwegian Air. Suffering Norwegian Air stockholders might prefer a quick deal, but Norwegian's CEO owns roughly 26 percent of the company, and he's not quite willing to let go yet. But that stance may not last forever.

2 years ago

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is Level a legitimate attempt by International Airlines Group to build a long-haul, low-cost carrier? Or is it a "fighting brand" designed to make Norwegian Air's expansion more challenging? Time will tell.

3 years ago